Yesterday was a big day for Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft. Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, took the stage at World Mobile Congress to announce future plans for their new mobile platform.
One of the highlights from yesterday was the announcement of Internet Explorer 9 Mobile for Windows Phone 7 that will be coming in the second half of 2011. Currently, WP7 runs a mobile version of IE 7 with some IE 8 code in it. Microsoft plans to skip IE 8 mobile all together and launch a mobile version of their new HTML5-compliant Internet Explorer 9.
Since the announcement, Microsoft published images and video from the event, showing off a demo version of Internet Explorer 9 mobile running on WP7, Twitter support, SkyDrive, Xbox LIVE Extras, and a couple of Xbox LIVE games including Pac-Man, Tetris, and Full House Poker.
Microsoft also published a video showing Windows Phone 7 with Kinect integration. The ability to control aspects of a game on your handset is an interesting concept. The video shows multiple user support for Windows Phone 7 and Kinect integration. The users control objects on the screen with the touch of their WP7 device, giving the player a unique and real-time experience with Kinect.